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The Milk Thistle

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Good but could be so much better

Obviously quirky but sadly to the point of arrogance. The whole cocktails experience for our party... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom
via mobile
Terrible atmosphere, poor service

This was mine and my partner's second visit to the Milk Thistle and it will unfortunately be our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
25 May 2018
“Good but could be so much better ”
2 weeks ago
“Terrible atmosphere, poor service”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was mine and my partner's second visit to the Milk Thistle and it will unfortunately be our last. The place is very unique and when we visited mid-week the last time we enjoyed ourselves. However, our last visit over the weekend was awful. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WillReviews101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my hen do, my sister thought it would be lovely to go to a secret bar to start our night, so we wanted to try The Milk Thistle. On arrival, the booths were particularly small for a party of 10. An extra 3 people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elsmorgan93
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff but way over priced for a cocktail . If you’re lucky to get booth good , but table and chairs too uncomfortable- stayed for 1 and left - too expensive and not worth it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SwissJ70
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Obviously quirky but sadly to the point of arrogance. The whole cocktails experience for our party of ten was lessened by being squashed around a table that would accommodate eight at best. Further there were few other customers in the place. There was a lack...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Beancounter27
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Saturday night some colleagues and I popped in for a few drinks while we had a post work meeting as we all work across the road. The service was great, greeting was welcoming, atmosphere was vibrant and the drinks were lovely; Winchester, Silver Lining and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Lu A
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This place has great potential. Set in an authentically historic and lavish building the bar area looked inviting. Unfortunately, the cocktails weren't great, way too much ice, a bit overpriced in my opinion and the atmosphere lacking. The service was good up until the point...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank 404pev
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the entrance to enjoy a good night out but was refused because of being fully booked. As we walked away, 2 ladies were allowed entrance without being booked in. When we approached the doorman!! to question this he said that it was ok...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank bookity9
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This was given as a present, and three of us went for the most exciting evening. We were taught how to taste different gins, how to mix cocktails, and we had a tour from our host, Tom, of this stunning, historical old building where you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The cocktails at this bar are £10 and were weak and tasted watery. The bar is nice on the inside. They added service to the bill and also offered the option to tip in addition when paying with a card which is a bit cheeky.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Martina S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had no idea what to expect, but this place really impressed. Such an interesting bar, loved discovering it speakeasy style. Great vibe.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CameronWDC
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